California Scheming 2014 NR CC

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A teen seductress pulls three other privileged Malibu kids into her devious scheme and unforeseen consequences force the group to face their own fears and mortality.

Starring:
Claudia Christian, Spencer Daniels
Runtime:
1 hour, 40 minutes

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California Scheming

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Genres Thriller
Director Marco Weber
Starring Claudia Christian, Spencer Daniels
Supporting actors Manish Dayal, S.A. Griffin, Jessica Jann, Chad Lowe, Gia Mantegna, Mike Jerome Putnam, Rachel Seiferth, Devon Werkheiser, Marguerite Nocera, Dean Rader-Duval
Studio Gravitas Ventures
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Paul Allaer TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 1, 2014
Format: DVD
"California Scheming" (2014 release; 98 min.) brings the story of Chloe Vandersteen (played by Gia Mantegna), a teenager in Malibu, and her equally bored friends. As the movie opens, Chloe find a wounded seagull on the beach. Two teenage guys, Jason and Nick, happen to walk by and they help Chloe to take care of the bird. The three of them strike up a quick friendship and are hanging out more and more. Later on, another girl, Hillary, who just moved there from Boston and is still grieving over her mom's death, befriends the three. Meanwhile we get to see Chloe starting to manipulate her friends. But is everything to be taken at face value? Or are we being set up by the script for a major plot twist? And why will the term 'creepy crawling' become a familiar one? At this point we are a good 30 minutes into the movie and to tell you more might spoil your viewing experience.

Couple of comments: first, this is the directing debut of long-time producer Marco Weber. He also wrote and edited the movie. Second, the movie takes forever to get mildly interesting towards the last half four. There is literally nothing happening In the first hour that is of any interest, other than the vague character building, I suppose. Yet even there, we do not understand what makes Chloe tick, or why she does what she does. Third, I get it that this movie wants to be the next "Cruel Intentions" but I have to tell you that compared to this, "Cruel Intentions" is an instant classic and a standard bearer. Fourth, what is with this movie's poster (a naked Gia Mantegna)? Just so you know: there is no nudity in the film, none. I think it is a shameless attempt to lure the uninformed viewer into thinking this movie is something which it isn't.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on February 1, 2014
Format: DVD
Chloe (Gia Mantegna) lives in a divided Malibu home. Dad is in NY with a new family. Mom lives in a world of wannabe stardom playing small roles, being an absentee mom, sleeping with producers. Chloe is indeed scheming, flirty, manipulative, uses everyone, has deep anger management issues, and appears to be psychotic. She destroys the lives of the people she touches. Her idols are Charles Manson and porn star Sasha Grey. She wants to be both...i.e. look for the similarities to make sense of the production.

New girl Hillary (Rachel Seiferth) is very vulnerable following the death of her mother. Jason (Spencer Daniels) and Nick (Rachel Seiferth) get to hang out with pretty girls so they tolerate Chloe's erratic behavior.

The film had potential, except it didn't go anywhere, except that end thing which wasn't well done. I imagine this film is a statement on the effect negative role models have on troubled individuals in society, yet it would have been nice to have been tad more entertaining.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, brief sex, No nudity. 2 1/2 stars
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jill Johnson on April 26, 2014
Format: DVD
I recently watched this movie called Getting That Girl and really loved it. The lead star was also Gia Mantegna. I liked her a lot in Getting That Girl, but not so much in California Scheming. I guess it wasn't that her acting ability was bad in California Scheming, it was probably just the story and dialogue she had to work with. I don't want know more what to say, I try to really see the film's intent but this was just too far off with things like the seagull mask.
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By S. Frazer-klopfer on November 7, 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
So-so movie.
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